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Although this primarily speaks to other physicians, it speaks to all people who insist they have the right to force you to wear a face mask in any setting. It is morally and ethically wrong as all physicians take the Hippocratic Oath to “Do no harm”. ⁃ TN Editor
I don’t have unlimited rights with respect to you. How do I know this? Since the signing of the US Constitution and its Amendments, and the Enlightenment generally, but more so since Emancipation, the Women’s Voting Rights Act, and the US Civil Rights Movement, the most widely accepted understanding of human rights is that they pertain to the equality, autonomy, dignity, freedom from bondage or oppression and the exercise of self-determination that contemporary people generally acknowledge as self-evident and inherent to each human being.
These establish, among other rights, for you to be free from oppression or harm done by me or anyone else. Internationally, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Nuremberg Code, the Helsinki Declaration are all guiding documents to governments around the world on the treatment of human beings, and our right as humans to be free from abuse.
This right of the individual to be free from harm has been widely appreciated, if not so widely honored, since much earlier in human history. Our human right to be free from harm is not to be violated by any entity, within the guidelines of The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Rabbi Hillel said the essential and inextricable corollary: “That which is hateful to you, do not do to another. That is the whole of the Torah. All the rest is commentary. Go and study.” The Buddha is quoted: “You shouldn’t harm others if you love yourself.” The Golden Rule is attributed to Jesus in each of the Gospels.
The instruction not to inflict harm is so essential that it is basic to major religions. It is the central operating principle of civil societies, and harmonious institutions,